engine noise

Asked by Feb 07, 2017 at 12:35 AM about the 2010 Chevrolet HHR LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just recently got an oil change on my 2010 Chevy HHR.  It seems like after I did this, when I accelerate the car (engine) sounds weird.  Like a loud winding up sound, like a really old car.  I can still hear it over the radio when volume is down low.  What is this?  I have about 84000 miles on the car.  help?!  Is it bad oil?  I did ask for high mileage oil change when the guy suggested that I should get it.  Was that a bad idea?  

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29,065

Yes, he sold you overpriced oil. 84K is not high mileage with today's cars and even then it's something you would only use when you have clear indication of a "tired" engine. I don't know if that is the source of your noise, you'll have to get your ear in the engine bay and hunt it down.

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7,845

Bad serpentine belt idler or tentioner pulley will mke a winding noise bu It don't think it would be the oil

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55,485

Have you checked the oil level after the service? It could be under filled or way over filled. Pull that dipstick out to see what it shows.

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